* Akismet plugin
* Approval system
* Report system
* Top comments
* BBCode and/or HTML
* hide low-rated/flagged comments
* Avatar from Gravatar, Kunena, JomSocial, K2 or Community Builder
* Link usernames to profile from Kunena, Jomsocial or Community Builder
* Jomsocial integration: activity stream and user points
* No powered by or hidden links
* Easy updates through the Extension Manager
* Portuguese (Brazil)
* Dutch (Netherlands) - by Jaco van Dieren
* German (Germany) - by Jörg Fiedler.
* Italian (Italy) - by Federico Ferrazzani
* Polish (Poland) - by Igor Czajka
* Russian (Russia) - by Алексей and Dmitry
* Ukrainian (Ukraine) - by Dmitry Krasnokutsky
Icons by http://www.dryicons.com
Decoda v3.1 by Miles Johnson - Licensed under The MIT License http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
DynamicTextarea by Amadeus Demarzi - Licensed under The MIT License http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
"Marten-Plain" emoticons by Mårten Lundin - http://adiumxtras.com/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=6920
At time when i write this review, sliComments is just starting so there are fiew options missing. (For example - it does not show Kunena avatars yet while it allready use Kunena profile names)
Because i see author is very active in updating this extension and it allready show great potential - I believe, soon it may be one of best comment extensions for joomla 1.7 and up.
Recommended and very promising extension.
(While this extension is really good, i not give 5 stars only because theres fiew options missing. Ill give 5 or even 10 stars if these options will be updated in future (Kunena avatars and notification for user that his comment needs to be approved to show in front page))
I did not go any further with the testing, but this area needs some work.
sliComments has an option to allow HTML in the comments (which comes deactivated by default), but there are HTML filtering options, the same way the "Articles manager" have.
So you can set the "Allow html" to "No" or tweak the "HTML Filters" option to best suit you site needs, the tooltips in the options screen will give you detailed info on how to properly configure this.
I tried several other free comment extensions prior to this and they where either not working out of the box or just too overloaded.
I wanted a simple comment box under my articles where registered users could just enter short comments.
It works perfectly. Comments by registered users can be autoapproved, so you don't have to worry about anything.
And I asked for the implementation of a (comments 2) link below posts in the mainpage blog view on github and the author providded the necessary changes within ours. That was totally unexpected. Thanks again!
Overall I can wholeheartedly recommend this extension!
Pros & Cons of the extension and its performance:
Works like a charm, no downsides
Level of support received
Ease of usage and deployment
Very easy to use and install
Level of difficulty
Easy to use
Your experience level with Joomla and web technologies
Beginner, just a few basics.